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Story Posted on 17-12-2018


 |  7-minute read
World war 1, East India Company, Mughals, British Raj

The great theft of India by imperial Britain – Part 2

Here’s why compensation is so important 71 years after the end of British colonial rule in India.


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Rahul Gandhi, Congress, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan

Rajasthan, MP, Bharat: No country for young leaders

India is a young country governed by old men. When will this change? Why didn't Rahul Gandhi, who promised reforms, do something real about this?


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Child care institutions, Shelter home, Child Sex Abuse, Foster care

For child victims of incest, foster care is better than institutionalisation, but there's no effort to promote this

Traumatised children are put in Child Care Institutions till their hearing ends in court, which often only victimises them all the more.


 |  3-minute read
Muzaffarnagar riots, Godhra Riots, Sajjan kumar's conviction, 1984 anti-Sikh riots

Sajjan Kumar’s conviction: Hate is used as a political tool too often, punished too rarely

After 34 years, the victims of 1984 get justice. For others, the wait continues.


 |  KOCH DIARIES  |  2-minute read
Memories, Small towns, Nostalgia, Home

The slow burn of small towns

Our hometowns are different with each passing year, but they are the same, year after year.


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Patna, Book Review, Abdullah khan, Patna blues

How Abdullah Khan's novel 'Patna Blues' brings to the fore the tale of a Muslim boy in our deeply divided times

The novel goes beyond stereotyping Muslims as it captures the aspirations of its protagonist.


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Skagen falster 2, Michael kors access runway, Diesel full guard, Armani exchange

Fossil's GenNext smartwatches: All you need to know

Here's a quick run-down of what these smartwatches are all about.


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Bnp, Kamal hossain, Sheikh Hasina, Jaitya oikya manch

Why Delhi should be watching approaching elections in Dhaka very closely

As polling fever rises, large-scale clashes appear likely. But the violence wouldn't be limited there. If Pakistani groups have their way, it would impact even India's security.


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Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan, Zahoor ahmad thoker, Pulwama encounter

Pulwama deaths are utterly tragic. But alongside civilians, an army jawan was also killed. Has he been forgotten already?

Kashmir has a long history of violence sparked by clashes between civilians and armed forces during encounters. To stop this nightmare, we must heed this history. Otherwise, we will simply keep repeating it.


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Congress, 1984 riots, Anti-Sikh riots, Sajjan Kumar

The 1984 Sajjan Kumar judgement: It brings some closure, but also opens vital questions

Why did Delhi become 'stateless' during the anti-Sikh carnage? Why was there never proper political accountability? Will India ever have strong laws against genocide?